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Help please with dreadful hair on holiday

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Purpleknickers Wed 01-May-13 08:53:37

I have what can only be described as dreadful hair. It is thick and very naturally wavy.

Even my hairdresser admits it's difficult. For every day wear I blow dry it as straight as possible and then straighten it further with GHD's , It is shoulder length.

My biggest problem is what to do with it on holiday. I cant bear to stick a baseball cap on as I get too hot. If I go in the pool and then leave it to dry naturally it is just a frizzy mess ( think brillo pad). Sadly I do not have petite facial features so scraping it back is not a good look. sad

The other issue is having to wash it every night on holiday and then spend nearly an hour blow drying etc is such a chore.

Does anyone else have similar hair? And if so what do you do ?

Purpleknickers Wed 29-May-13 11:05:39


Purpleknickers Wed 29-May-13 09:54:31

Had the treatment done on Sunday and so far so good.... however I bought these:
They were advertised with the kit on Amazon but the shampoo definitely says sodium chloride in the ingredients which according to the brazilian straightening kit is a huge no no

HELP .... have I bought the wrong aftercare products does anybody know?

ggod luck doubt you will regret it. let us know how it goes

Purpleknickers Wed 22-May-13 12:42:50

Thanks stepaway my hairdresser has offered to do it for me at home using the kit rather than at the salon . Really glad it does not ruin colour as that costs a small fortune.

it did not have any effect on my colour, just made it all soft and shiney. did it again yesterday. only drawback is you can't wash it for 3 days shock so best done over a bank hol when you have no where to go.

Purpleknickers Tue 21-May-13 14:26:56

Janmoomoo did it have any effect on the colour of your hair at all? I have mine coloured and I was worried that it would fade it

janmoomoo Tue 21-May-13 13:06:57

I have your hair and the Brazillian straightening stuff from amazon previously linked to has been an absolute god send. Seriously it is the business. No messing with products. My hair isnt dead straight but it is NOT FRIZZY which is what I was after. It will dry naturally with a little kink and waviness but not Brian May hair. Last time I went on hols I did it a few weeks before and it was bliss. There are loads of other threads about it on here if you want more info.

kelda Mon 20-May-13 17:34:45

Hairdressers always complain about thick hair. I think because it means that they have more work to dowink

But I bet your hair looks far better then you think. Thick and wavy sounds beautiful.

Agree about the oil.

And wash your hair less. I wash mine about every six days, otherwise it just goes too frizzy.

Blow drying it and straightening it will only make it drier and more damaged. I towel dry my hair.

lessemin Mon 20-May-13 17:29:13

I think it must be the secret of the spanish women who all seem to have perfect smooth hair in all that humidity!

lessemin Mon 20-May-13 17:26:53

Sorry don't know how to do links but you can google Keratin spray and lots come up. It is really good tho'.

The one I bought was in a spanish supermarket and only about 5euro.

link? brand name? sounds good

lessemin Mon 20-May-13 17:00:15

I bought some Keratin spray in Majorca last year in desperation and it is fantastic for frizzy hair it even worked after swimming!

You can get here I have seen it in my hairdressers.

sorry, see someone has already done this link, tis good though grin am going to look for the matrix one now

well this is amazing, I read the reveiws and then tried it, my hair is smooth, shiney and hardly needs the GHD's, in fact I only use them when going out.Its lasted weeks now and I plan on doing a second attempt before my hols.

Purpleknickers Mon 20-May-13 08:39:43

Maraki yes oil first then urban fudge in my case but shouldn't think it really matters. Above all else use your fingers to 'comb' it rather than a brush or comb and then avoid touching it otherwise it makes it frizz up

Maraki Mon 20-May-13 08:03:55

I assume you put loreal oil on damp hair and then the urban fudge? Or does it not matter which product goes on first? (Sorry to sound a bit dim)

Purpleknickers Fri 03-May-13 08:49:52

thanks newchoos I will take a looky

NewChoos Thu 02-May-13 20:16:17

You need Sabino moisture block. It makes me about 90% less Monica.
You can buy from ebay, don't think it is available in the uk.

Purpleknickers Thu 02-May-13 19:59:16

cross posted bunny huzzah indeed grin

Purpleknickers Thu 02-May-13 19:18:06

smile good luck let me know how yours goes

BunnyLebowski Thu 02-May-13 19:17:27

Huzzah grin.

AgathaF Thu 02-May-13 19:16:50

Oops, posted too soon - so thank you for the update Purple.

AgathaF Thu 02-May-13 19:16:14

I will be investing in some urban fudge spray immediately grin. I can't use the extraordinary oil - it's full of silicone and may hair is a greasy looking nightmare with anything more than the smallest amount of silicone on it. I like the idea of loosely pulling it back too. I tend to do that if I tie it back anyway, so it makes sense to do it with gloopy stuff on.

Purpleknickers Thu 02-May-13 18:33:20

agatha an update

I glooped loreal extrodinary oil on along with the urban fudge spray recommended by bunny then I tried a French braid last night but I'm rubbish and my hair only just shoulder length with long layers so got hot and bothered and gave up. Then I did the thick loose plaits recommended by downtown and let it loose when it was dry and it looked good no frizz anywhere.

Tonight I have tried the method of glooping with same products and pulling it back loosely with my fingers as recommended by badtaste and again I like it and no frizz.

I think you ladies have cracked it for me. Many many thanks flowers

agatha give it a go wish I'd known this 20 years ago

Purpleknickers Wed 01-May-13 20:25:26

Ok thanks Jamesjazz I will try and get some lots of experimenting coming up

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